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Enoch and the Beginnings of Jewish Interest in Natural Science*

Philip S. Alexander

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter traces the history of Jewish engagement with ancient science by contextualizing the literature related to Enoch. It first considers a working definition of “science” and the earlier ... More


Ideals of Science: The Infrastructure of Scientific Activity in Apocalyptic Literature and in the Yahad

Jonathan Ben-Dov

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the intellectual climate that gave rise to a creative scientific environment in the Dead Sea Scrolls community called Yahad. It first considers the antecedents of the Yahad's ... More


Enoch’s Science

James VanderKam

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the scientific teaching and key scientific concepts of the Astronomical Book of Enoch. In particular, it considers whether the material in the Astronomical Book should be viewed ... More


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